The paintings of great artists are continually being recreated by those who are inspired by these works, students studying the works, and others who use alternative media to reinvent famous paintings. This last group often comes up with some of the most inventive and fun interpretations drawing new audiences to see these works in a creative way. The following examples are just a few of the many new pieces inspired by great works of art. This week an artist from Toronto broke the world record with a mosaic created from 12,090 Rubik’s Cubes made after Michelangelo’s Hand of God from the Sistine Chapel. There is also a time lapse video …..
One of the best ways to get in touch with artists and their work is to see where they lived. Today the homes of many famous artists have been made into museums which give tours so that visitors can see the environment where artists created some of their most famous works. One of the most famous artist homes and studios is the home of Claude Monet in Giverny, France. Here visitors can wander through his famous gardens, over the Japanese footbridge and gaze at floating water lilies as if to set foot in one of his paintings. His most famous scenes captured on canvas exist to this day in addition …..
Welcome to the Studio of the South blog! After working for several years on the Van Gogh Gallery blog, we have decided to expand our blog network and create a Studio of the South blog as a platform for discussions on art news and famous artists including, but not limited to, Vincent van Gogh. Just as Vincent van Gogh’s plan was to create a collaborative artist community called the Studio of the South, so too is our plan for the Studio of the South site and blog. As the hub for recent news and site updates and a forum for discussions on famous artworks, artists and art authentication, this blog …..